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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #9 on: Friday 17 July 20 11:36 BST (UK) »
It’s a question of safety, you or the fire brigade or others need to be able to disconnect the appliance if and when it catches fire.

So plug your ex. lead into a visible socket labelled “cooker”.

You will still invalidate your insurance, as you have not followed the manufacturers instructions.

I speak from expensive experience, my daughter came rushing in, help the ovens on fire, where do I switch it off.

Only seven years old, installed correctly, don’t roast a duck at high temp.


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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #10 on: Friday 17 July 20 14:00 BST (UK) »
It’s a question of safety, you or the fire brigade or others need to be able to disconnect the appliance if and when it catches fire.

So plug your ex. lead into a visible socket labelled “cooker”.

You will still invalidate your insurance, as you have not followed the manufacturers instructions.

I speak from expensive experience, my daughter came rushing in, help the ovens on fire, where do I switch it off.

Only seven years old, installed correctly, don’t roast a duck at high temp.


Mike

That's what a point of isolation is for.
You shouldn't be using the plug to disconnect in an emergency

If no switch visible, it gets turned off at the consumer unit.

Not that the electricity supply had anything to do with burning duck fat.

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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #11 on: Friday 17 July 20 15:23 BST (UK) »
It’s a question of safety, you or the fire brigade or others need to be able to disconnect the appliance if and when it catches fire.

So plug your ex. lead into a visible socket labelled “cooker”.

You will still invalidate your insurance, as you have not followed the manufacturers instructions.

I speak from expensive experience, my daughter came rushing in, help the ovens on fire, where do I switch it off.

Only seven years old, installed correctly, don’t roast a duck at high temp.


Mike

That's what a point of isolation is for.
You shouldn't be using the plug to disconnect in an emergency

If no switch visible, it gets turned off at the consumer unit.

Not that the electricity supply had anything to do with burning duck fat.

Pauline


I foolishly thought the official guidelines for kitchen electrical work would be correct.
Mike


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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #12 on: Friday 17 July 20 15:52 BST (UK) »
Checked out my freezer instructions, what it does say is that the power cord must not be lengthened and warns against the use of multi-sockets at the rear. I have a short extension as their power cord was a foot short. This business of supplying short power cords must be common practise.

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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #13 on: Friday 17 July 20 16:40 BST (UK) »
Which model is it.
If it is the Indesit IFW6330WHUK
current consumption is 0.88KwH so 880 watts
So amps equate to 880w divided by uk voltage nominally 240 equals 3.66 amps.
So 13 amps seems a little overkill for something like that.
Yes that is the oven I boughtXX Please explain what you mean by 13amps seems a little overkill ??
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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #14 on: Friday 17 July 20 17:08 BST (UK) »
In reply to Mike.
The relevant document would be https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practice-Inspection-Electrical-Equipment-Regulations/dp/1849196265

The scope of BS7671 finishes at the socket.

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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #15 on: Friday 17 July 20 17:21 BST (UK) »
Which model is it.
If it is the Indesit IFW6330WHUK
current consumption is 0.88KwH so 880 watts
So amps equate to 880w divided by uk voltage nominally 240 equals 3.66 amps.
So 13 amps seems a little overkill for something like that.
Yes that is the oven I boughtXX Please explain what you mean by 13amps seems a little overkill ??

Although it is a 13amp plug the fuse may be smaller
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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #16 on: Friday 17 July 20 17:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone for help/advice.
Victoria.
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Re: Why cant I use extension lead
« Reply #17 on: Friday 17 July 20 18:04 BST (UK) »

                   "   This business of supplying short power cords must be common practise. "

                   I have recently bought a new fridge/freezer and the cable is about 6 feet long.

       I have a multi socket, switchable extension cord for my computer. This runs my computer,

        printer, router and the occasional low power item. No problems.  But some years ago

      with a similar set up I decided to clean everything. I was astonished to see that one of the

       sockets was burnt which in turned had also burnt the plug. Yet everything worked O.K.

      I quickly changed the whole set up.   I think that the reason these manufacturers don't

      like extension cords is that they can be of uncertain quality. Many of them are cheap eastern

       imports, which display all the correct safety marks, as we have seen on TV with phone

        chargers etc. exploding.  There is less risk if the socket is part of the house electrical system.